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    November 16, 2012
    6:00 - 7:00am PST  

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a 14-year-old boy is in custody right now charged with the kidnapping and attempted murder of a 65-year-old woman. we are at the location where this kidnapping allegedly occurred and we'll tell you what we have learned about the crime. the announcement from hostess came just before 4:30
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this morning. the maker of twinkies and dingdongs makes a drastic move effecting thousands of jobs. not one but two problems on the bay bridge. it's really making things bad. news chopper 2 is live overhead. more coming up. we're live in daly city where neighbors are keeping on eye on the site of a former mud slide. we'll tell you why they are concerned about it. especially this weekend. good morning, to you. welcome to a brand new day it's friday, november 16th i'm dave clark. >> good morning, i'm pam cook. thank you for joining us. let's get a quick look at the weather and rain. >> couple reports already coming in. excuse me. it's on its way. that means from this point forward the morning commute will start to get on the wet side. the evening commute will be on
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the moderate to heavy side. that will be two bands one in the morning and one in the afternoon. live news chopper two showing a picture of a mess on the bay bridge. we had reports of two crashes it's trying to clear up whether or not it's two or one bad one here. this crash on the bridge definitely we see one westbound coming up and just temporarily blocked all the lanes. now they are in the two right lanes here approaching treasure aland. we also had a crash reported on the other side of treasure island. it's unclear if that one is there or not. for sure they are trying to get the cars out of there. the tow truck is hooked up to one of the vehicles. this has made a huge backup at the bay bridge toll plaza. if you are trying to get into san francisco your commute will be tough. and the rain son the way. that will not help. let's go back to the desk. topping our news a teenage
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boy arrested by police in vallejo accused of kidnapping and sexually assaulting a 65- year-old woman. ktvu claudine wong is right along highway 80 in valy hoe. you have been on this 4:30. you said the victim was found beaten and wrapped in duct tape? >> reporter: that is right. we are on plaza drive just off interstate 80. we have moved over here because we want to show you where the alleged kidnapping happened. this is a retail shopping area. we don't know where exactly the victim was coming from. police say she was taken by gunpoint from the front of a store here. forced into a mini van and forced to drive three miles from here. i want to show you video of that location we shot an hour ago. that is where the 65-year-old victim was physically and sexually assaulted duct taped and left in a ditch. passer byes apparently saw the victim and called for help. while police were
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investigating, they say someone called a family member of the victim and demanded money in exchange for the victim's return. now we do not know how the police found the suspect, but we do know that the 14-year-old apparently came back here to this retail shopping area. and when he did, police arrested him. they found him with the victim's property, replica handgun, and her mini van. he is 14 years old and from vallejo and facing multiple charges including kidnapping, armed robbery, and attempted murder. vallejo police are planning to hold a press conference. they are trying to piece everything that happened together. police i talked to are calling this case horrific not just because of the young age of the suspect but also because of what this victim endured. live here in vallejo claudine wong. >> make sure you stay right here with ktvu channel 2 on this still developing tour tour-- story. we'll have updates throughout
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the morning. then make sure you are watching the news at noon we'll have a report on the news conference by the vallejo police on this kidnapping. thousands of jobs including hundreds from here in the bay area are on the line. hostess announced this morning they have filed a motion with the u.s. bankruptcy court. company employs more than 18,000 people. the company announced it would shut down its plans nation-wide if striking union workers did not return from their job. a group of neighbors on the peninsula fear the coming rain will bring another muddy flood. ktvu channel 2 reporter tara moriarty is in daly city again this morning where a mud slide indated that area. >> reporter: the rain has been off and on this morning. it rained a little bit and stopped and now it's picked up again. that's what neighbors are
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concerned about. over the past three daying the city was able to dig a trench to keep the impending rainwater out of the area. we went down the hill and shot pictures of the storm drain and hillside park. trying to clear that suer system. the priority right now is to make sure the rain doesn't clog the drain or make the mud slide worse. 45,000 gallons of water gushed from that ruptured pipe. crews have set up bails of hay. >> the idea is to to do what we can to relay the concerns of the residents. not to have anymore mud low impacts. address the concerns they have with these rains coming we want to be respectful of that concern. >> reporter: the disaster left dozens of cars trapped in the mud and buried in the street. today that street is clear.
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hillside park is still buried in four feet of mud in some spots. the goal is to keep mud from rebuilding. basically this project is going to take several months to complete so that hillside is indeed safe for the future. live from daly city i'm san mateo ktvu channel 2 news. time is just about 6:07. egypt's prime minister called on israel to end its military attacks on gaza. there is growing signs israel is preparing for a ground invasion. we are watching the situation. this is a live picture from the gaza strip. just moments ago there was smoke in the air. we're not sure what caused it. bombings in the area have continued this morning. hopes for a cease fire ended this morning when militants
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launched rockets at israel including a strike on tel aviv for the second straight day. israel said it hit 150 targets during the night. this is a third day of very intense fighting. israeli forces are gathering right along the border for a possible ground attack. more protests are planned in san francisco later today outside the israeli consulate on montgomery street. yesterday about are propalestinian demonstrators you are looking at pictures here called for an end to the fighting in gaza and end to u.s. support of israel. a smaller group of proisraeli demonstrators held a counter protest. happening right now former cia director david petraeus is testifying on capitol hill about the attack on the u.s. consulate in libya. now petraeus' testimony comes one week after he resigned because of an extramarital affair. coming up at 6:15 what lawmakers say they want to hear
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from petraeus. pam, time now 6:08. our commute is rough on the bay bridge. major problems. sal, show us what is going on. >> we have a little bit better news. news chopper 2 watched as the crash was cleared out. look at the backup we have. this is actually the bridge the incline section of the bridge getting on to san francisco and it's terrible. this is because of an earlier crash that temporarily blocked all the lanes as they had to get the cars out. now this traffic is going to take awhile to unwind here. westbound getting into san francisco and i want to show you a different view. chopper is up there showing us the bridge. look how slow it is from our toll plaza angle. it's at a standstill. if you are trying to get into san francisco this backup will last awhile. let's move along and take a
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look at 80 westbound. it didn't do a lot of damage to the pinole and richmond commute. i would still leave a little early if you could. let's go to steve. thank you, sal. happy friday. our first system moving on shore. well the first part of it. we have to wait for this will be the more active part. this will be later on today. there will if a little break right there. first one right now moving on shore. we have wet roads. martin up in novato said the roads are wet there. so the peninsula. san mateo coast. santa cruz. things are beginning to move in. beginning to turn green. that is very light. but it's on its way. that is a sign of things to come. cloud and rain forecast. there will be some rain for the morning commute. there will be some. the heavier rain will be for the evening commute. look at that for 5:00. that has more dynamics. the first one is more light rain and steady rain.
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by saturday morning there could be bursts to moderate to heavy rain. cloudy with rain developing. cloudy gray day. 60s on the temps. the rain will have two systems. the one that is coming in today. then we'll get a break saturday and saturday night into early sunday if that is when the colder system arrives. the rest of sunday will be okay. it will be breezy and cool. looks dry on monday and increasing clouds tuesday. too many riders, not enough trains. that is the problem bart might be facing. details on the dilemma. hue pure luck helped san francisco police arrest a wanted oakland gang member. she is our little savior right here. she woke us up at the right appropriate time. >> the tiny life saving alarm that woke up the family and saved their lives.
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big problem on the bay bridge. the bay bridge is a mess because on an earlier crash. news chopper 2 is overhead. they just cleared an injury accident but the backup is terrible. the backup lasts or stretches out beyond the mccarthur maze on 80 and on 580. so this morning getting into san francisco you should give yourself plenty of extra time. we'll have expanded traffic updates to cover this at 6:14.
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let's go back to the desk. baby girl in fresno isn't old enough to talk but her cries saved her family's lives. eight people were in the house when it caught fire early thursday morning. firefighters say that crying baby woke everyone up and they went outside. >> you gain and lose many things in life. as long as you got your family and friends around you you will always be rich. >> firefighters say the home is a total loss. they think the fire was caused by faulty electrical wiring. the house of a florida social site who has been linked to the scandal involving former cia director david petraeus has become a tourist attraction. tourists and locals have been flocking to jill kelley's house. she is the one who contacted the fbi because of e-mails she
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received. top military leaders have explaning today this morning. a new report accuses the pentagon of wasting billions of dollars on unnecessary research. coming up at 6:23. the list of questionable items that money was spent on. time is 6:15. oakland police made a big arrest last night and giving the credit to luck and a police officer with a keep eye. police arrested noted gang leader ronnie. an off duty oakland police officer who was out celebrating his wife's birthday spotted him as he walked into the restaurant. police were alerted anagoge verged on the restaurant and arrested him without incident as he left the restaurant. >> we have put forth a lot of efforts with the department of justice, las vegas metro police department and oakland police department tracking him to several locations. >> he now faces potential
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charges that include home robberies, weapons violations and shootings. police say they believe his wife was recently shot eight times as she was picking up her child at a day care as part of a gang retaliation. just about an hour before the arrest last night oakland police had raided his home in las vegas hoping to catch him there. time is 6:16. artistic achievement. the reason why priceless works of art from france will be appearing at museums in san francisco. we'll have that coming up. right now we have a story about cal's football coach actually it sounds like he is getting some big name support this morning. coach tedford is said to have a meeting this morning to talk about his job there at cal but he's getting some support from a former player this morning. and that is aaron rogers.
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who's with the green bay packers of course. >> they are concerned about his future. the team is not going as well as they are expecting. they are meeting with the officials trying to figure out what his future will be. that's is all we'll be watching. >> rogers played for tedford back in 2003-2004. let's check in with our washington, d.c. newsroom this morning on what is going on, on capitol hill. we have david petraeus testifying on capitol hill this morning about the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. as alison burns reports we may not get to see or hear from him. >> general petraeus managed to get into a classified hearing room without any of the camera crews outside seeing him. let's take a live look right now outside a senate intelligence committee hearing room. general petraeus testified for about an hour this morning before a house committee announced the members of
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congress are coming out and starting to talk about it. they said testimony focused solely on the september 11th u.s. consulate attack in libya. members of congress are trying to get the truth about whether it was a spontaneous attack or preplanned assault that killed four americans and how the obama administration dealt with it. when general petraeus first briefed congress, he said he believed the cia believed the attack stemmed from a protest. but today it's a different story. he said he believed it was a terrorist attack after the hearing this morning some republicans said they are very frustrated with the conflicting information. >> he also stated that he thought all along he made it clear that there was significant terrorist involvement. and that is not my recollection. >> petraeus resigned over an extramarital affair. he has insisted the affair did not put national security at risk and no classified
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information was shared. we will stay on this story for you this morning and have the latest on ktvu. reporting live from washington, d.c. alison burns ktvu channel 2 news. time right now 6:19. more bart trains are needed because so many more people are riding bart. the san francisco examiner reports bart expects to have a half million passengers a day riding bart trains in the coming years. and bart is going to need about 880 train cars to carry them all. the recently 775 new train cars were purchased. the report says in a decade or two bart says it may need 1,000 trains to carry 750,000 riders a day. it's 6:20. sal was covering a pretty big problem on the bay bridge. much better looking out there. >> one of the things that we just found out is that the crash was completely cleared. i told you about that last time. but as with anything it takes time and our news chopper two
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is showing us this live picture of the backup at the bay bridge toll plaza. you can see the traffic is very, very slow. there is the 880 freeway. it's jam packed trying to get down here. then you look over here as we look to the left 580 at the mccarthur maze is slow. 580 is backed up all the way up there to 24 at least and then 24 itself as you can see at the top of the screen coming down to the 980, 580 interchange that is backing up the hill. that is one of the serious bay bridge backups that will take awhile to unwind and we'll have it for you here. it will be very, very slow. not only at the toll plaza but even if you're not going to it getting anywhere near this mccarthur maze as you look on the left here 80 westbound is backed up around the corner. this is a major problem for the bay bridge. give yourself extra time. you might want to take bart. might want to do something else because this is not going to get better any time soon. let's move along to the san
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mateo bridge. could be an alternate for you. and in the santa clara valley we're off to a nice start. northbound 101 and 280 that traffic is moving well. let's go to steve. sal f traffic backup looked like a river. >> it's terrible. >> the weather we feed the rain. the rain is a good thing. it's starting to fall here. the heavy rain will be this evening. here comes that first system. it's definitely the green popping up here. you can see starting to really fill in now. the key the low is moving. finally finally. that will give us more heavier rain right there. once that comes in. what we're setting now is a light rain but cloudy rain begins off and on heavier. this evening. i think the evening commute could be a lot worse an the
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morning commute. 60s on the temps. the rain will pick up here. it's right on queue. now we will see this into saturday morning. then we will get a break. that colder system from the north drops in. new this morning an apology from ikea. what it had to do with forced prison labor. why priceless works of art from france will be on display at san francisco museums. you disgust me.
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time is 6:26. new this morning ikea the swedish furniture giant is apologizing. ikea says it quote deeply regrets some of its suppliers used force prison labor more than 20 years ago. they hired an auditor to investigate charges whatatwas then communist east jersey. some io korea managers were aware -- ikea managers were aware of the possibility. it's a story that sounds too hard to believe. oklahoma senator just released a statement called wasteful spending by the government.
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$1.5million to produce a new roll up beef jersey. $300,000 to determine a bird 150 years ago had black feathers. and $100,000 -- research grant to create an iphone app telling people how to schedule their coffee breaks. the defense department has a $600 billion yearly budget. two san francisco museums have assigned an agreement to exchange works of art. the agreement between the dejong and legion of honor. the first exhibition of items will open tomorrow at the leeon of honor. time now 6:27. a lot happening in traffic right now. sal, how are we looking? >> the bay bridge is not looking good. let's go to news chopper 2. you can see how bad it is.
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it's not only bad at the toll plaza because of an earlier crash. it's very slow on all the freeways leading up here. 880, 580 and 80 itself very, very slow. coming up in the next traffic report we're going to give you an extensive look at how long you will be waiting here. rain is beginning. it will only pick up in intensity. the first ban coming by will not be as heavy because it's responsible. we'll talk more about this coming up shortly. our time is just about 6:28. get ready to say goodbye to twinkies and foods like it. much more on a big announcement this morning. hostess is making an announcement that is not only effecting the treats but hundreds of jobs in the bay area. we're continuing to follow developing news out of vallejo where a 14-year-old boy was taken into custody overnight. charged with attempted murder and kidnapping. we'll tell you how police say
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he found his victims.
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welcome back to the ktvu channel 2 morning news. they are ringing the the bell on new york stock exchange and the nasdaq this morning. looking at the live big board as they start to get the numbers up. stock moves actually started rising after reports about the fiscal cliff talks that will be going on. big talk on wall street is walmart. they could have some worker unrest right ahead of black friday. that is a big deal. we'll go ahead and smile and say good morning, to you. thank you for joining us here on ktvu channel 2 morning news. it's a friday, november 16th i'm dave clark. >> and i'm pam cook. time now is 6:30. we begin with the shocking story we first told you about at 4:30 this morning. a teenage boy is in custody on
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charges of raping and kidnapping a 65-year-old woman. claudine wong is in vallejo where his horror story began. claudine. >> reporter: we are still very early in this investigation but police have made a lot of progress overnight since this happened. the 14-year-old suses sect packet is in kansas -- 14-year- old suspect is in custody. the 65-year-old woman is in stable condition. i have talked to police this morning. this is where police say this all started. this is a shopping area just off of plaza drive. there are several stores here. theater, and different a lot of different areas where people will be coming and going. last night the victim was coming out of one of the stores. police say she was held up at gunpoint, forced into her mini van and forced to drive a few miles away to hidden grove parkway and interstate 80. we went to that location earlier this morning and shot this video for you. that area does lead to a subdivision. there is traffic going through there. police say the woman was found there duct taped and
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unconscious in a ditch and had been the victim of a quote egregious physical and sexual assault. passer-byes saw her and were able to call 911. they were able to talk to the victim and witnesses provided information that assisted in the apprehension of the suspect during that time police also said a family member of the victim got a ransom call. how they found the 14-year-old suspect is unclear. police say the 14-year-old did come back to the same shopping area and that is when he was arrest preponderance they arrested. this morning he is in the solano county juvenile hall and facing charges of assault, robbery, and kidnapping. live here in vallejo claudine wong. thousands of jobs including
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many bay area jobs may be lost. the company that makes hostess twinkies just announced it's going out of business. janine de la vega live in los gatos now with more on how customers are reacting. >> reporter: safeway employees told me that in their stock woman they have run out completely of hostess products. i was able to buy a few of them like the twinkies. these are the last ones on their shelves as far as individually wrapped products. one customer i spoke to inside the store told me it would be un-american if these products went away. now it's unsure how long the products will stay on the shelves now that hostess is shutting down. here's a picture i took of what the hostess cup cake and twinkie shelf looks like. it ran out completely of twinkies. workers thousands of them all across the country have been on strike at the 86 bakery. they say their wages have been cut and pensions frozen while executive pay has increased.
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but the hostess ceo says it says workers didn't return to work by 5:00 p.m. yesterday its company would shut down operations. the 82-year-old company is already bankrupt and it will go to bankruptcy court to ask permission to liquidate its assets. customers say it's sad if it truly is the end. >> it's an american icon. it would be like the end of an era. i wouldn't understand it if they went away. you look at the shelf competitors they would fill the niche immediately. and i guess the younger generation wouldn't even notice. >> reporter: 18,000 people will lose their jobs. bakery operations have been suspended at all the plants if the u.s. bankruptcy court grants the notion and hostess could close allover its operation -- all of its
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operations. now back out here live at a safeway store in los gatos. the workers told me the driverly truck for hostess it hasn't come out here in about a week. it's unsure if it will ever come back out here. we also had another news crew swing by the bakery in oakland. those workers were still on strike and had no idea that hostess had made the announcement this morning. so we plan on having more from those workers coming up on mornings on 2. reporting live janine de la vega ktvu channel 2 news. time now 6:35. meantime walmart workers will try to paralyze and disrupt holiday salesfection week during the kickoff of the holiday shopping season. they are planning a series of strikes at walmart stores around the country with the help of a union representing other retail employees. the union says they there will be 1,000 events include, werer walkouts, flash mobs, and educating shoppers about
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working conditions. walmart is calling these strikes publicity stunts. a man is in critical condition after a run in san francisco police overnight. officers say they tried to stop him on foot near 37th avenue at 11:25 last night. the man ran and did catch up to him but he resisted arrest. he had some sort of medical problem according to police and paramedics had to give him cpr. now he's at the hospital with life threatening injuries. police have not said why they confronted the man in the first place. we are in contact with police. bay area mother is pleading for the safe return of an urn containing her baby's ashes. she is distraught of course because burglars stole the silver urn which she kept in a jewelry box. hear her emotional plea coming up at 6:45. time is 6:37. there was panic and chaos in midland, texas. witnesses are describing the scene of a deadly train crash during a parade for a military
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veterans in texas. four people were killed 17 others were hurt. a decorated flat bed truck was trying to go across railroad tracks when it was hurt by a speeding train. union specific says the crossing gates and lights were working. investigators still out there trying to find out what went wrong. president obama meets with congressional leaders at the white house this morning. he is pushing for consensus on how to avoid the upcoming fiscal cliff. the president meets with democratic and republican leaderrers of both the house and senate. the vice president will be there as well. president obama wants any deficit reduction plan to include tax increases on the wealthy. republican leaders are saying they will not accept those higher tax rates. one week after he resigned as cia director divide petraeus is testifying in a closed door intelligence hearing on capitol hill about the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi.
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emily is in washington with a report on the hearings. good morning, emily. >> reporter: hi pam. david petraeus' testimony before the house intelligence committee began early. in fact just two hours ago it wrapped up after an hour and a half despite all of the pictures people wanted to get of him going into the closed door hearing. he went in out of the cameras view. once he got into that hearing room no way to escape really being put on the spot. no way to avoid scrutiny. the house and senate intelligence committee wants to know what petraeus has learned about the september attack on the u.s. consulate in libya. there were cop flicking reasons given for the attack immediately following it. was it violence? or was it the work of terrorists? the cia eventually ruled out the film but petraeus already briefed congress the day after the attack. and an official with knowledge of the case says petraeus mentioned both possibilities in that hearing. after today's house hearing
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wrapped up, one republican summed up petraeus' system like this. >> as far as general petraeus' testimony today was that from the start he had told us that this was a terrorist attack. a terrorist involved in the start. i told him my questions have different recollections of that. it was out of a spontaneous demonstration and it was not a terrorist attack. >> reporter: we also got a little more insight from representative king who says the briefing was juror jill and no oath was actually given to petraeus. pam. >> emily, thank you very much for that update outside the hearing. we will continue of course our coverage of the petraeus testimony on our ktvu channel 2 news at 5:00 tonight and 6:00. time no 6:40. another big story our morning commute messes out there.
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sal has all the details. >> it hasn't started raining in most areas yet but the bay bridge is the big banner headline here. we have a huge backup on the bridge because of an earlier problem. this backup is stretching not only from the mccarthur maze but 880 and 580 and the 80 freeway itself coming in slow. 580 is backed up almost all the way out to the lake shore curve. that is a huge backup getting into san francisco as our news chopper 2 is looking right now and tilting upward. there is 580 stretching out past the 980 interchange. so this is one of those things that will effect your commute throughout the entire east bay. people hearing about this. might be on the san mateo bridge as an alternate and 880 will be slow. give yourself plenty of time if you can ride bart. bart is a good way to get into the city. golden gate bridge a little
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slowing here in some spots but it's a little wet here as steve mentioned. the weather is moving in. i will bring him in a moment. in the south bay the traffic on 101 that all looks good so far. speaking of steve here he is. >> thank you. happy friday. our system is moving in. and right on cue. forecast models were spot on with this one. there will be two. this is the first one coming in. rain has been very light. kristin in discovery bay said moderate rain went through. there is going to be some moving in pretty fast here. one ban. there might be a little bit of a break here around the noon hour. and then the low comes in. what is coming in right now is starting to get things juiced up. it won't take much to get light rain moving right along. one band. maybe a little break here. cloudy rain there will be
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another system late saturday. cloudy with rain off and on today. although on the mild side due to the nature of the system coming up to the southwest. mid 60s. rain begins. could be moderate to heavy overnight into early sad. a break saturday. and colder system arrives late saturday into early sunday. ten we see a break sunday -- then we see a break sunday afternoon. the holiday travel season is actually starting today. we will take you live to sfo this morning. you can see outside the roads are wet there but big crowds are expected today. we are live in daly city where folks are keeping a close eye on a hillside that left a ton of mud and debris in their neighborhood. we'll tell you about their fresh concerns. we have big trouble trying to get to the bridge this morning. 580 one of the freeways that is really slow. 24 is slow. 880 is slow. we'll tell you more about this horrible commute.
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good morning. rain is moving in. heavier bans are just off the san mateo coast. we have plenty to go today and tonight. the rain is now here in some parts. that means many people in daly city are worried about what will happen to that muddy hillside that came crashing
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down this week. ktvu tara moriarty is out there in the neighborhood this morning. talking about what crews are going to be doing to protect those homes. we will check in with her in a little bit. an antioch woman is begging the burglars who ransacked her home to return one irreplaceable item. her baby's yes mated remains. holding the ashes of her son gabriel who died at birth in january. >> no questions asked. just return my baby's remains. please just return them. >> the single mother told ktvu that the burglary happened wednesday night actually as she and her children were attending a grief counseling session for the baby's death. the family had been trying to
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bounce back from that tragedy and the loss from her job back in june. sfo bracing for what is expected to be a very busy day. the thanksgiving holiday travel season officially begins. ktvu alex savidge is at sfo right now. what is it like right now? >> reporter: well, dave, they expect today 140,000 passengers to arrive and depart here. the single busiest day of the thanksgiving travel season. things are already picking up out of here. people heading off to see families and friends. long security lines inside we saw that. and it's busy curb side already. between today and the sunday after thanksgiving 1.4 million could pass through sfo. between now and new years day sfo is expecting a 3% increase in passenger volume compared to last year. that means you will have some company if you fly. keep in mind to arrive an hour and a half early for those flights. in addition sfo recommends you
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take public transit or share rides to the airport. baring in mind that those parking lots will be filling up fast between now and thanksgiving. as we come back here live, i want to point out as well if you are planning to be one of the many people flying out of sfo today, the weather will be a factor for you. the wet weather and the rain and the low cloud ceiling already causing delays this morning according to the folks in the airport operation center. who i talked to a short time ago. we'll keep you updated. for now we are live at sfo i'm alex savidge. >> you heard it there. already delays at sfo. weather certainly effecting traffic this morning. and the back up of the bay bridge if you are just joining us it's terrible. >> it's huge. even the people who use car pools say well you know the car pool will save me. not necessarily. you have to get there first on 580 and 880. when you get to the toll plaza yes the car pool lane will help. but just getting there will be a lot longer than you expected.
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because those car pool lanes could jam up just like anybody else. this is a live look from news chopper 2 right now on 80 westbound. you see the line stretching all the way up to berkeley. 580 that line stretches out to the lake shore curve near grand avenue believe it or not. 24 is backed up all the way up the hill to college avenue. so pretty severe. this accident has been cleared. but the backup will remain for awhile. if you have to get into the city and want to be on time, you need to leave the house earlier. let's go to the san mateo bridge. that is getting busy as well. the rain is getting in here and that is going to make the commute even slower. and in san jose the traffic so far is all right. but we have slowing beginning 101 near 280. here is steve. thank you, sal. very happy friday. nice e-mail from aaron any alcohols who said steve when can i go golfing today?
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there might be a little break between 1:00 and 2:00. right here we will get the first one. then there will be a break. now not wide spread. we will still get a lot of cloud cover until that system comes in. that will give us moderate to heavy rain. there is still plenty of rain starting to move in. the darker green that is the heavier rain. key is though the first system in the morning then a little bit of break around the noon hour and then next system comes in tonight. that will give us moderate rain. it's here. cloudy rain. off and on rain. there could be some pretty good rain overnight with that low. we'll get a break sunday afternoon into monday with your weekend always in view. rain that steve has been talking about has been very stressful for one local neighborhood imparticular. ktvu tara moriarty is is in daly city and the neighborhood where crews are trying to protect homes from another mud
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slide. >> reporter: the rain has been coming down here over the past half hour. that is making neighbors a little uneasy. as you can see at the top of the hillside where all of the tapes go. that is where the broken water main was. and it unleashed all of this mud you see all through this park. here's a park bench. you can see how high the mud got over here. as we walk over to this area you can see this is netting crews just laid. as sort of a temporary fix. this is sort of reminding folks of 30 years ago when we had a major storm in it and it clogged all of the drains. both of these incidents the broken water main and that storm definitely weighing on the minds of the folks around here. priority right now is to make sure the rain doesn't make this mud slide any worse. originally the city said that 45,000 gallons of water gushed from that ruptured pipe.
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now it's saying more like 97,000. as the temporary fix crews set up the bails of hay that netting we showed you on top of this very thick layer of mud >> to get it weatherized anything that is in the park stays in the park. >> reporter: the disaster left thousand dozens of cars trapped in the mud and buried the treat. today that street is cleared. the goal obviously to keep more mud slipping down the hillside. they will be rebuilding that hill and they told us a couple days ago they are thinking of taking that mud and putting it back into the hillside. perhaps they will mix it with somethingest. i'm tara moriarty ktvu channel
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2 news. time is 6:53. a holiday shortage to tell you about. two organizations desperately asking for donations for needy families this thanksgiving. an unusual discovery made by surfers in santa cruz. why researchers say it could date back to the age of the dinosaur. .ñ
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welcome back to the ktvu channel 2 morning news. live look at the big board. dow jones is down about 34 points. nasdaq and s & p also down. sacred heart community desperately wants donations before thanksgiving. dozens of people camped out in the rain last week to get vouchers for holiday food boxes. 4,000 families signed up. sacred heart still needs 3,000 turkeys. if you want to help, you can drop off a turkey or make a donation online. to get more information look under the web links section of ktvu.com. the salvation army also wants turkey donations. every year their volunteers prepare and deliver 5,000 warm meals but organizers say this year the freezers are empty. the salvation aftermy is hosting a frozen turkey drive today. you can drop off donations at 850 harrison street.
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surfers made a unique discovery. one of the surfers posted this picture online. it's a fossilized vertebrae from a whale and anywhere from three to five million years old. let's go to sal. no jokes about our commute. it's bad. >> yeah. coming up on mornings on 2 we will continue to cover this traffic getting to the bay bridge. it is pretty severe because of an earlier crash. it's improving a little bit. but it's backed up way back behand the mccarthur maze. give yourself plenty of time. if you're driving in the south bay we are getting backed up traffic there. cloudy, cool, and rain. there might be a little break in the afternoon but before that heavier rain just off from the san mateo and is also marin coast. more coming up. also coming up next. that developing news we have been following since 4:30 this
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morning. police arrest a 14-year-old boy in a shocking crime. plus a big announcement by the makers of twinkies. it's a drastic move that is effecting thousands of jobs.